WEDNESDAY MAY 1
PRINT A MOTHER’S DAY CARD WESTERN EDITIONS
MADRONE ART BAR | 500 DIVIS | SF | 6-8PM
Western Editions will be bring their tabletop letterpress for you to print your own card and watercolor paint it. They will provide stamps and even mail it for you! Arrive early; the first peeps will get a complimentary Anchor Steam.
THURSDAY MAY 2
THE AROMATICS - BY JEAN JULIEN
CHANDRAN GALLERY | 459 GEARY ST. | SF
Jean Julien is back in the gallery with a new body of work and it is sure to delight.
FRIDAY MAY 3
EXPLORATORIUM | PIER 15 | SF | 8PM-MIDNIGHT
Afterglow is The Exploratorium’s fundraising gala featuring the one and only (and super amazing) artist/performer Reggie Watts. Tickets include an open bar and treats, entry to the Tactile Dome, and all of the interactive art the Exploratorium offers.
NIN STUDIO x TEXTILEHAUS LAUNCH PARTY
VOYAGER | 365 VALENCIA ST. | SF | 5-9PM
Local clothing brands Nin Studio and Textilehaus are unveiling a new collob they have been working on together.
SATURDAY MAY 4
THE CHAOS AESTHETIC - BY JESSICA HESS
HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY | 804 SUTTER ST. | SF | 6-8PM
A solo show by Jessica Hess featuring realistic paintings.
LANGUAGE OF CONSTRAINT - BY DAN COVERT & TYLER KEETON ROBBINS
LEGION SF | 808 SUTTER STREET | SF | 6-9PM
Get ready for some fun shapes!
GOLDEN GATE PARK | HELLMANS HOLLOW | SF | SAT - SUN
Wanderlust Fest is a two day festival full of wellness and fitness goodness. Choose your own adventure ranging from meditation, yoga, workout classes, tarot and various talks held on the main stage. I appreciate their lenient ticketing system that allows you to pop in a for a class or two or be fully committed for the weekend. Be sure to catch a meditation with my fav Nkecki Njaka.
WHITE NOISE - BY ZAI DIVECHA
MORROW GALLERY | 548 IRVING STREET | SF | 6-8PM
The paper lover in me is obsessed with Divecha’s geometric paper sculptures. By using only white folded sheets of paper, she creates pattern with depth and shadow.
SUNDAY MAY 5
GALLERY 308 FORT MASON | SF | 11AM-5PM
Mother Mag is bring you a well curated pop-up market that’s free and full of fun for the whole fam. Get your Mother’s Day shopping done while enjoying local food and drink, a complimentary photo-booth, and face-painting and balloon animals for the kids (or for you too)!
TUESDAY MAY 7
FREE MUSEUM DAY
Enjoy free entry to a handful of SF Museums including Legion of Honor, YBCA, de Young, Museum of Craft and Design, Contemporary Jewish Museum,
THURSDAY MAY 9
ART OF AUTHENTICITY PANEL WITH LONNY MAG
ST FRANK | 3665 SACRAMENTO ST. | SF | 6:30-9:30
As part of the launch of the new Lonny Home book, Lonny Mag invites you to a conversation around the art of authenticity with 4 bad ass ladies: Maria del Rio, Jessica Lanyadoo, Christina Bryant and Kendra Smoot.
A CONVERSATION ON THE MODERN WOMAN
ZIMMERMANN | SF | 5-7PM |
Zimmermann is hosting a shopping + conversation evening with PopSugar’s Hannah Weil McKinley, Emily Holt, Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo Nelson of Freda Salvador. They are offering 20% in store and 10% of all sales will be donated to Compass Family Services
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FRIDAY MAY 10
VOODOO BY NIGHT - BY CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
LITTLE LODGE GALLERY | 1306 12TH AVE | SF | 7-10PM
Get ready for a little voodoo is Christopher’s black and white style illustrations.
SATURDAY MAY 11
PUSHING UP DAISIES - A SOLO SHOW BY LENA GUSTAFSON
PT. 2 GALLERY | 1523B WEBSTER ST. | OAKLAND | 12-10PM
A new body of painting by Lena!
ZIGGURAT LATE NIGHT AT OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CA
OMCA | 1000 OAK ST. | OAKLAND | 6-9PM | tickets start at $75
Ziggurat is OMCA’s annual fundraiser. The late night ticket includes a night of chillwave with a DJ set by LA-based POOLSIDE; bites from guest chef Reem Assil of Reem's California and Dyafa; open bars featuring craft cocktails from St. George Spirits, wine from Purple Spirits, and Lagunitas beer; and exclusive access to our groundbreaking new exhibition, Queer California: Untold Stories.
NEW PAINTINGS - BY BERNARD LOKAI
HOSFELT GALLERY | 260 UTAH ST. | SF | 3-5PM
German painter Bernard Lokai is showing Landscape Blocks, which is comprised of grids of 12 x 16 inch panels that are arranged into grids of 18 to 33 components that form the impression of a landscape.
UNREST ASSURED ARTIST TALK - BY XIAO WANG
GLASS RICE | 680 8TH ST. STE. 240B | SF | 5PM
Join artist Xiao Want as he talk about his solo show Unrest Assured. Wang’s intention with this work is to gradually build his own mythological world that is both fantastical, yet also mirrors our collective “reality”, by blurring the line between truth and fantasy. Closing reception until 7.
HOLDING SPACE - BY ANGIE WILSON
ROYAL NONESUCH GALLERY | 300 JEFFERSON ST. | OAKLAND | 6 - 8:30PM
Holding Space is a solo exhibition and installation of hand-woven rugs and thread works that hang in the gallery as part of a six week art and movement based programming series. The physical works and participatory workshops during the exhibition explore our connections to the fabric of the universe and to each other. Visit their website for the full 12 week programming!
SUNDAY MAY 12
SF MATCHA FEST
SOMA STREAT FOOD PARK | 428 11TH ST | SF | 11AM | $5
Day one already sold out so if your’e matcha crazy snag a ticket now or you’ll be green with envy later.
TUESDAY MAY 14
SKINSPIRIT NOE VALLEY OPENING
3939 24TH STREET | SF | 5-8PM
SkinSpirit clinic + spa is opening a new location in Noe Valley. Swing by to get 20% off services booked during the event and there will even be some deluxe goodie bags.
FRIDAY MAY 17
SATURDAY MAY 18
FREDA SALVADOR SAMPLE SALE
FREDA HQ | SAUSALITO | 10AM
Freda is moving their office and lightening the load with a one-day sample sale. Come early and wait in a line. It’s always worth it.
SUNDAY MAY 19
ANDY WARHOL - FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN
SF MOMA | 151 THIRD STREET | SF | $35
This Andy Warhol retrospective was organized by the Whitney Museum and spans three floors of SFMOMA. It will feature new materials and research since Warhol’s death in 1987. Now is the time to snag a yearly membership to SFMOMA and get early access to the exhibit three days before it opens to the public.
GIANT KNIT BLANKET WORKSHOP
GOLDEN GATE DOULA ASSOCIATES | 678 HAIGHT ST | SF | 11AM-1PM | $165
Join gather and Cara Corey Designs to learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required!
TUESDAY MAY 21
2017 MOUNTAIN BLVD | OAKLAND | 6-8PM
SkinSpirit clinic + spa is expanding all across the Bay and you know I love when new things come to Oakland! Swing by to get 20% off services booked during the event and RSVP to snag a deluxe goodie bag.
WEDNESDAY MAY 22
SF MOMA | 151 THIRD ST. | SF | TICKETS START AT $95
An all night party spanning all 7 floors with performances by A-Trak, Luna, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and more. Get your portrait taken as part of JR’s Inside Out project, experience Nick Cave’s Soundsuit Invasions, and drink at ESPO’s Art Bar all night long.
THURSDAY MAY 23
THE CHRONICLES OF SAN FRANCISCO - PUBLIC OPENING BY JR
SFMOMA | 151 THIRD ST. | SF | 7PM
SFMOMA is unveiling the newest work that will live in the ground floor of the public Roberts Family Gallery. In 2018 artist JR set up a mobile photo studio in 22 locations across San Francisco to capture the stories and images of San Francisco. All 1200 subjects are displayed in a digital mural and will be invited as special guests to the opening. There will be an informal talk along with his mobile studio in the Howard Street outdoor corridor.
THE PAINTING SALON
WOLFMAN BOOKS | 410 13TH ST. | OAKLAND | 7-10PM
The Painting Salon presents Minoosh Zomorodinia and Leila Weefur as their May lecturers.
FRIDAY MAY 24
INTO THE THRESHOLD, INTO THE HUM - A DUO SHOW BY CHRISTOPHER M. TANDY AND MARY GRISEY
GLASS RICE | 680 8TH ST. STE. 240B | SF | 6-8PM
See new weavings by Mary Grisey and new multidisciplinary work by Christopher M. Tandy. Together they will transform the gallery, inviting us through tangled pathways of shifting shadows around the concept of portals and our relationship to our spirit selves.
FLORA AND FAUNA - BY MORGAN AUSTERWEIL
PAX WINES | 6780 MCKINLEY ST #170 | SEBASTOPOL | 5PM
Photographer Morgan Austerweil will be showcasing her new photo series shot on film!
IN THE NORTH - PHOTO SHOW
149 GOUGH STREET | SF | 6-10PM
Pas Normal Studios and Film Photographic present In The North — a photographic exploration of Northern California featuring 15 photographers.
POP UP PICNIC CLUB
LAKE MERRITT | OAKLAND | 4-8PM
Blanket company, Nipomo has started a popup picnic club! I love this idea! Join them on the Lakeshore side of the lake for snacks, (hopefully) sunshine, and tea from Steep Tea Co.
NORCAL NIGHT MARKET
ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS | 4501 PLEASANTON AVE. | PLEASANTON | $5-$12 ENTRY FEE
NorCal Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia featuring way too much food, drinks and merch. I once went to a Night Market and it was like an adult Disneyland for Foodies! NorCal Night Market is bringing in 200+ food, merchandise, games, arts, crafts vendors. It runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 3-11pm each night.
SATURDAY MAY 25
GRAVEL AND GOLD POP UP PARTY WITH OGAARD
GRAVEL AND GOLD | 3266 21ST ST | SF | 6-9PM
Pretty objects in a pretty place.